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Old 03-03-2013, 09:27 AM   #51
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First thing to do when getting a new Trailer

One of the first things I did after taking delivery of my new Forest River trailer was add roof vent covers. These are available at most any dealer or Camping World. Camco makes them as well as others. note from the picture below the one that covers the vent fan in the bathroom is slightly different than just the normal 12" x 12" roof vents. I recommend adding these to all vents on the roof.


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Old 03-03-2013, 09:48 AM   #52
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You sure have taken your trailer to the next level and very professionally done as well. These things should come from the factory that way IMO.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #53
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Thank you

John

I agree and perhaps if they are monitoring these threads maybe some of these ideas will make it into future units. I have enjoyed coming up with these things that make my coach better and happy I have a place to share them with you all.

Appreciate the kind words.

have a great week.

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Old 03-03-2013, 12:25 PM   #54
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For those of you who travel with iPads you may find this helpful. I downloaded an application called DashCommand. $49.95. I ordered a bluetooth ODBII transmitter from GoPoint Technologies. You can also get a ODBII cable if you want to go that route. This handy app monitors just about everything. First you enter a lot of information on your vehicle and then simply plug in the GoPoint Bluetooth transmitter and you now have wireless diagnostics on the go. You can see from the pictures below I added a iPad mount just below where my trailer camera monitor sits.

I have used this app for a couple of months and it is very accurate. It tracks fuel milage, tons of trip information like average stop time, average moving time, distance to fill up, coolant temp, tourque, even air temperature entering the trottle body.

The App even allows you to download different skins (templates) to tailor the look of the guages and match your preference. I matched mine to the green look that matches the instrument lighting in my F-250.

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Just thought I would mention the Bluetooth dongle is available On Amazon for less than15 bucks, and there are several free applications for Android phones.
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Added some jacks in front of the front axle on the 2" x 4" steel tube. These jacks take the bounce out of the trailer caused by the tires & suspension.
Did you modify/make the attachment for these jacks? I would like to do the same for my camper. Too much shake in the trailer.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:51 PM   #56
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Did you modify/make the attachment for these jacks? I would like to do the same for my camper. Too much shake in the trailer.
I made "U" shaped brackets and welded the jacks to the brackets which bolt over the top of the 2" x 4" tubing.
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wish I had seen this mod before I got one of the kind that plug into the outside power stand!
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One of the first things I did after taking delivery of my new Forest River trailer was add roof vent covers. These are available at most any dealer or Camping World. Camco makes them as well as others. note from the picture below the one that covers the vent fan in the bathroom is slightly different than just the normal 12" x 12" roof vents. I recommend adding these to all vents on the roof.


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The standard (normal) roof vents are (14x14). Youroo!!
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:57 PM   #59
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Sorry good catch

Thanks good catch. my bad. I willl edit my post. Have a great day.

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Old 04-13-2013, 12:33 PM   #60
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Latest Mod, Save the Awning

We were recently on a camping trip and needed to adjust the awning down some. Now I have been thinking about this one for sometime but decided to tackle it today. I know there are companies out there who make this item but I decided to manufacture my own.

Most of you have probably had the coach door rub the awning when you have it tilted even slightly. Well I developed a wheel that mounts to the top of the door and rolls across the awning saving the awning fabric.

I manufactured some polished aluminum angles and used an aluminum model airplane wheel I had from my precision aerobatic days to create this piece. It is very strong and the foam wheel rolls nice across the awning.

Hope everyone has a great camping season, I know we are. We have already made several trips and are planning the next now.

Until later.... Happy Camping, hope my thread helps..

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